The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
by Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages explains the different ways in which we give love and receive love in romantic relationships. These ‘languages’ of love are unique and personal in that they can vary quite a bit from one person to another. And when couples can’t connect and communicate with one another in the right love language, the relationship can get pretty rocky to say the least. But once you discover the specific love language of your spouse/partner, you’ll begin to understand the exact ways in which your spouse wants to feel loved; and once you learn that, you can begin to engage in activities that surround your spouse in love, and in turn enable them to respond accordingly.
Here’s what you’ll learn about in this summary:
- What, exactly, are the five love languages?
- How to learn your spouse’s love language, and express this to them
- How to identify your own love language, and request expression from your spouse in this language
“It is not that the books and articles already published are not helpful. The problem is that we have overlooked one fundamental truth: People speak different love languages.”
“Our most basic emotional need is not to fall in love but to be genuinely loved by another, to know a love that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct. I need to be loved by someone who chooses to love me, who sees in me something worth loving.”
“But when the love tank is full, we create a climate of friendliness, a climate that seeks to understand, that is willing to allow differences and to negotiate problems. I am convinced that no single area of marriage affects the rest of marriage as much as meeting the emotional need for love.”
The key to lasting love is to understand and respect your partner’s love language; and for your partner to do the same with you.
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